Johns Hopkins University School of Education invites applicants for the position of Lead Clinical Faculty, with a focus on literacy education, supporting our partnership with the Urban Teachers program. The position will be based in the Baltimore area.
Through this partnership with the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Urban Teachers offers a four-year teacher preparation program that results in the conferral of a Master's of Science in Education degree with dual certification in a content area and special education. The mission of Urban Teachers is to prepare highly effective teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation's highest-need schools by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state-of-the-art training, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practices and skills.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Lead Clinical Faculty serve two main roles. First, they support an evidence-based field experience model of teacher preparation through coaching, providing feedback, and evaluating Clinical Faculty. Lead Clinical Faculty will:
Supervise, coach, and evaluate discipline-specific clinical instructional faculty via observation and feedback on teaching
Meet with Clinical Faculty regularly to discuss participant issues and content (either teaching content or coaching content).
Maintain observation and mentoring log for each Clinical Faculty member. Meet with Director of Clinical Faculty weekly to review this data and monitor the progress of Clinical Faculty members individually and collectively.
Complete final evaluation of each faculty member at end of semester or school year and collaborate with Director of Clinical Faculty around contract renewal.
Develop and enact professional development in consultation with the Director of Clinical Faculty.
Act as site lead for content area, including providing ongoing feedback on the quality of curriculum and programmatic support.
Second, they are a core part of the site team and serve as the liaison between their content-area faculty, the Director of Clinical Faculty, and the Site Director. Lead Clinical Faculty will:
Coach program participants using observation guidelines and frequency established by the national office.
Support faculty with specific aspects of their job (e.g., conduct Independent Observations).
Coordinate planning of Summer A and Summer B programs with Director of Clinical Faculty, Executive Director, Assistant Director, and national office.
Coordinate staffing of school year with Director of Clinical Faculty and build coursework schedule.
Review performance of program participants and share strengths and concerns monthly with Clinical Faculty. Share reviews with Director of Clinical Faculty.
Participate in meetings and professional development as outlined by site and national teams.
Perform duties as needed (teaching, coaching).
Work with national Curriculum and Professional Development team.
A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) related to education; experience in PK-12 urban public education as a teacher; at least three years of experience as a staff developer and/or administrator; extensive knowledge of the content and pedagogical content knowledge in the relevant discipline; experience in group facilitation and mentoring; experience with internship programs; ability to work as a member of a high-functioning team.
Application materials should include the following:
A letter of interest
Vita that includes thorough information on prior employment related to urban education (especially any prior experience doing professional development, working with prospective teachers, or other work related to K-12 education), and educational background (i.e., degrees)
Information on teacher certification status
Three references (with contact information)
The interview process includes:
Interviewing both on the phone and in-person with Urban Teachers site team, content team, and university partners
Submitting a course session plan on a core concept or topic
Completing a content assessment
Submitting application to university partner for approval
Applicants must provide requested application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/62144 . Please contact Jacqueline Clements, Sr. Human Resources Coordinator, at email@example.com , with any questions regarding the application process and contact Amber Glaros, Director of Clinical Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the position expectations.
Internal Number: A-62144-3
About Johns Hopkins University
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